Getting Back into Shape

During the summers Jen and I play town league softball. It is a lot of fun but it takes me about half the season to get back into any kind of shape. It is tough when you get a hit that should have been a double but you are breathing too hard once you round first to even think about going for second. When I played college football I was in the best shape of my life. It was easy then. Not showing up for a workout wasn’t an option. I am not in horrible shape right now and Jen does an great job of making sure there isn’t a bunch of junk food in the house and always making well balanced dinners. The main problem I have is that it is way to easy to listen to the 10 different excuses for not exercising and just sit down, drink my coffee and head to work in the morning.

I enjoy exercising and miss doing it. I remember how much more energy it would give me for the day and how much I enjoyed using the time to think about different things going on in my life. Now every time I try to start a new workout I feel like I end up setting the bar too high. I tend to overdo it the first day and then never get back out after that.

This time is going to be different. I have announced to everybody on here that I am going to do it and that should keep me pretty motivated. Also, I am going to start off very simple and easy so I don’t hurt myself. This way I will not be killing myself and I should be able to keep increasing my workout each week. I think tomorrow I will do a short walk/run and will plan on doing the same thing Wednesday and Friday too. I will let you know how it goes tomorrow.

Author: Chris Kindred

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